January the 24th, 2024 – Zlatko Dalic has shown his appreciation for the Croatian diaspora in their endless support of the Croatian national football team.
On Croatia’s international recognition anniversary, the Croatian Diplomatic Club and the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs in Zagreb organised a ceremony. The event was attended by ambassadors and diplomats from 40 countries. The star of the evening was the Croatian national football team coach, Zlatko Dalic, from whom the editor of the Program for Croats Outside the Republic of Croatia Ivo Kujundzic received an exclusive interview.
“The Croatian diaspora has been a great support for us. Everywhere we go in the world, Croats support us and cheer us on. They can’t wait to see Croatian athletes in their own environment, in their hometown, to support them. My sincere thanks go out to all of them for their great support! The expatriate Croatian community lives with us, cheers for us, and supports us. We give them a lot of strength, and what we receive in return is indescribable,” said Dalic.
Emilio Milin, president of the Croatian Diplomatic Club, spoke about the importance of role models in sports for young people. Croatian athletes’ successes should motivate them not only to excel in sports, but also in other fields.